Akwa Ibom gov suspends LG commission chair over ‘unauthorised recruitment’

Akwa Ibom gov suspends LG commission chair over ‘unauthorised recruitment’
May 16
14:25 2019
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Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has suspended Valentine Attah, chairman, local government service commission, from office with immediate effect.

Attah’s suspension was contained in a press statement titled “suspension from office” and dated May 15.

The statement was signed by Emmanuel Ekuwem, the secretary to the state government, and made available to journalists in Uyo on Thursday.

Ekuwem said the suspension was sequel to the chairman’s involvement in an unauthorised recruitment of persons into the unified local government service.

“The governor has approved the suspension of Dr Valentine Attah, Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission,” read the statement.

“This is sequel to his involvement in an unauthorised recruitment of persons into the unified local government service. The suspension takes immediate effect pending the outcome of the state audit on recruitment exercise.

“To this end, appointment of those who benefits from the said recruitment are hereby declared null and void.”

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